This is Kington Choral Society
- We are based in the small market town of Kington, Herefordshire in the Welsh Borders.
- We are a group of around 60 people with widely differing musical skills and experience who enjoy choral singing.
- We sing a variety of choral works and give several public performances each year.
- We rehearse most Monday evenings in Titley Village Hall with extra rehearsals before concerts.
- Our concerts take place in St Mary’s Church, Kington, or St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne.
- Members are not auditioned, but continuing membership depends upon commitment, co-operation and enthusiasm.
- Our Music Director is Robert Evans, whose first concert with us was the wonderful Christmas Oratorio in November 2016. Robert is an established soloist and consort singer performing with The Sixteen, The Cardinall’s Musick, Alamire, Tenebrae, The King’s Consort, and The Gabrieli Consort.
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What’s happening …
- We are happy to be starting a new term, singing our way to sanity in these turbulent times! Over the summer you may have caught a glimpse of MD Rob Evans singing his way around Britain on the Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage. Next stop for Rob is Tewkesbury 7th September. Tickets will soon be available on line for our November concert when, amongst others, Bronwen Wilkins returns to accompany us on harp. The evening will include a solo harp piece between Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Vaughan Williams Mystical Songs with Holst’s songs completing the programme. Put 30th November in your diary now!
Robert Evans, our MD, recently took part in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s “powerful and haunting new choral work” (The Guardian), Stabat Mater, with Harry Christophers’ The Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia. Read more …